Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/15/12

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was hospitalized Thursday for a "minor procedure" after doctors discoved he had an irregular heartbeat.   The 49ers expect Harbaugh to be back with the team Friday.   "Coach Harbaugh is not at the facility today under doctor's orders," the statement read. "He is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital today for an irregular heartbeat. We anticipate that he will be back at the facility tomorrow, but do not have any further information to share at this time. "Assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Brad Seely will be overseeing today's practice and meetings. When more information regarding coach Harbaugh is available we will pass that along." The 49ers host the Chicago Bears on Monday night at Candlestick Park. "It's one of those things that, like Coach Harbaugh always tells us, he's tougher than a $2 steak," 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis said via USA Today. "We know he's going to be alright. We know we have a bunch of great coaches here that keep everything on track, and we're going to practice today as if he was here." 49ers spokesman Bob Lange said Harbaugh had visited doctors Wednesday night after feeling ill.  The doctors advised him to have the procedure done at Stanford Hospital. 49ers players said they were very suprised when they heard the news. "He was pretty good. We were slapping hands and talking yesterday," 49ers safety Dashon Goldson said of Harbaugh. "I didn't see anything. He showed no emotions. He didn't show anything like that." Added Willis via USA Today: "He seemed fine to me. He actually sat right behind me in meetings.  He seemed fine. I didn't know anything was wrong. But like I said, we know he's going to be alright."

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